As professional school counselors, we take pride in our role within schools and working with students with a variety of concerns, whether it is personal/social, academic, or career related. It is imperative to provide students a safe, reliable space when they feel they need the additional support from their school counselor. In alliance with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards, it is our responsibility to keep topics/issues discussed with students confidential, unless:
- the student reports that they are hurting themselves or want to hurt themselves
- the student reports someone else is hurting them or has threatened to hurt them
- the student reports that they are going to cause harm to another person
Under these circumstances, we make the professional decision to contact the appropriate authorities, including notifying parents/guardians. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.